Curriculum vitae

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Education

PhD in Economics, University College London, UK (2011-2014).  "Empirical Essays on the Economics of Public Policy". Supervisor: Prof. Stephen Machin
MPhil in Economics, University College London, UK (2009-2011). Courses passed with Distinction
MSc in Economics, Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2006-2007). General Average: 9.0/10. Distinction.
BSc in Economics, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina (2000-2005). General Average: 8.85/10. Distinction Magna Cum Laude.


EMPLOYMENT

2017-present: Research Economist. Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department. Main activities: Lead research projects in developing and developed countries. Produce research papers in the fields of development economics, crime & justice, and political economy. Develop the research agenda on crime and violence for the Bank. 
2014-2016: Economist. Inter-American Development Bank, Institutions for Development Department. Main activities: Design and coordinate the Research Agenda of the Citizen Security and Justice Sector. Lead the implementation of research projects on crime, violence, and conflict in more than 10 countries, and coordinate regional projects on data generation. Build strategic alliances with governments, other multilaterals, and academia. I started as Young Professional.
2013:   Consultant. Inter-American Development Bank, Institutions for Development, and Strategic Planning & Development Effectiveness Departments. Main activities: Design impact evaluations, support loans' planning and implementation, and write research documents on transport, urban development and crime. for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.  
2013:   Consultant. Inter-American Development Bank, Fiscal Division. Main activities: Design impact evaluations and projects on infrastructure, crime prevention, and slum upgrading in Honduras and Brazil.
2012:   Consultant for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.  Evaluation Design of Development Programs. Fields: Urban and Rural Development, Poverty Reduction, Crime Prevention and Human Development.
2011:  Research Manager. Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action (J-PAL) Lab, Latin America and the Caribbean. Main activities: Evaluation Design of Development Programs on Rural Development and Governance.  
2010-2014:  Teaching Assistant. University College London, UK, Economics Department. Courses: mathematics for economists and macroeconomics (undergraduate and graduate levels).
2008-2009:  Consultant. World Bank, Development Policy Group and Human Development Network. Main activities: Evaluation design of programs of roads rehabilitation and complementary infrastructure interventions in Peru and Paraguay. Research assistant for a handbook on Impact Evaluation.
2007-2009: Research Assistant for Prof. Sebastian Galiani. Main activities: Assistance in the Evaluation of Development and Poverty Reduction Programs. Fields: Urban Infrastructure, Social Protection, Poverty Reduction, and Governance.
2004–2006:  Junior Economist. Estudio Broda & Asoc., Argentina. Main activities: Produce reports on the macroeconomic outlook of Latin American countries. Database analysis and Forecasts.
2003-2009: Teaching Assistant. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Economics Department. Courses: mathematics for economists and macroeconomics (undergraduate level).


PUBLICATIONS

Articles in Peer Reviewed Academic Journals

  • "Crime Deterrence: Evidence From the London 2011 Riots" (with B. Bell and S, Machin), Economic Journal, Vol. 124, Issue 576, pp. 480-506, 2014. Featured in The Guardian and the Financial Times.
  • "Crime and Immigration: New Evidence from England and Wales" (with S. Machin), IZA Journal of Migration 2013, 2:19.
  • "The Casual Effect of Compulsory Voting Laws on Turnout: does Skill matter?", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 92, August 2013, pp. 79-93.
  • "Urban infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean: public policy priorities", Latin American Economic Review, 2015, 24:13.
     

BOOKS

  • "The Costs of Crime and Violence: New Evidence and Insights in Latin America and the Caribbean". Laura Jaitman, Editor. Inter-American Development Bank. February 2017. Washington, DC. https://publications.iadb.org/handle/11319/8133?platform=hootsuite. Featured in EFE (Spain), InsigthCrime (regional), TNT24 news (US), El Nuevo Herald (US), La Nacion (Argentina), El Tiempo (Colombia), La Tercera (Chile), Republica (Uruguay), Ministerio del Interior (Ecuador), El Telegrafo (Ecuador), La Nacion (Paraguay), Finanzas Digital (Venezuela), El Mirador Sudamerica (regional), El Salvador (El Salvador), among others.
  • "The Welfare Costs of Crime and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean". Laura Jaitman, Editor. Inter-American Development Bank. October 2015. Washington, DC. https://publications.iadb.org/handle/11319/7246. Featured in The Economist, BBC (UK), El Pais (Spain), Les Echos (France), TNT24 (US), InsigthCrime (regional), El Nuevo Herald (US), Globo TV, Estadao, O Globo, Exame (Brasil), El Universal (Mexico), El Observador, Republica (Uruguay), El Mercurio (Chile), Oxford Analytica (UK), La Nacion, El Economista (Argentina), El Tiempo, La FM, RCN (Colombia), Radio Caracol (Colombia), El Financiero (Costa Rica), Nationalwide Radio (Jamaica), ABC Color (Paraguay), among others.

editED VOLUMES

2018:  Special Issue: “50 Years of the Economics of Crime”. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Guest editors: Sebastian Galiani, Laura Jaitman and Rodrigo Soares. Forthcoming 2018.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

WORKING PAPERS

  • "Crime and durable goods" (with S. Galiani and F. Weinschelbaum).
  • "Police Profiling and Crime: NY Stop & Frisks policies" (with A. Bindler and S. Machin)
  • "Crime patterns and hotspots dynamics in Latin America" (with N. Ajzenman)
  • "Frontiers in the Economics of Crime: lessons for Latin America and the Caribbean"
  • "Predictive policing in Latin America: evidence from two randomized controlled trials" (with S. Galiani) 
  • "Foundations of Police Reforms" (with S. Galiani and G. Torrens)
  • "What explains the gap between police crime records and victimization surveys?" (with V. Anauati)
  • "Improving the efficiency of justice: evidence from a developing country" (with V. Anauati and M. Garcia)

POLicy Papers

BLOG POSTS


AWARDS, GRANTS and projects

2017-2019: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad de España. Secretaría de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovacion. “Networks and crime: a triple approximation to detect and prevent security threats”. PI: Daniel Montolio. ECO2016-75912-R.
2010-2014: Ricardo Scholarship for PhD; Department of Economics, University College London, UK.
2009-2010: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Project: Impact of railway expansion on spatial patterns. (P.I.: S. Galiani).
2009: David Pearce Scholarship for MPhil; Department of Economics, University College London, UK.
2006: Full scholarship for MSc in Economics, Universidad de San Andres, Argentina.
2008: Best 2005-2007 undergraduate thesis award for: "Determinants and Colatility of the Real Exchange Rate: The Argentine Case 1980-2004"; Professional Council of Economic Sciences of Buenos Aires, Argentina.


CONFERENCEs ORGANIZED

2017 America Latina Crime and Policy Network (AL CAPONE), June 2017, Santiago de Chile, Chile. IDB joint with LACEA, CAF, WB and REAP. More information here.
2016 America Latina Crime and Policy Network (AL CAPONE), June 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina. IDB joint with LACEA, CAF, WB and REAP. More information here.
2015 Transatlantic Crime Economics Workshop, October 2015, London School of Economics, London, UK. IDB joint with CEP/LSE. More information here.
Crime and Citizen Security Polices in Latin America, August 2015, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina. IDB joint with Crime Laboratory LICIP. More information here.
1st IDB Crime Prevention Roundtable, April, 2015, Inter-American Development Bank. Washington DC. More information here.
2014 Evidence Based Crime Prevention Policies Symposium, May 2014, IDB joint with George Mason University.


REcent presentations

2017: Harvard University, US; Safer Cities Conference organized by Swedish Parliament, Sweden; London School of Economics, UK; University College London, UK; University of Oxford, UK; Canning House, UK; Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy Symposium, George Mason University, US.; America Latina Crime and Policy Network Meeting (AL CAPONE), Chile; Foro Ciudades Seguras, Panama; Inter-American Development Bank Board of Directors, US; Inter-American Development Development Challenges Seminar, US; Inter-American Development Bank Institution for Development Research seminar, US.
2016: George Mason University, US; International Conference on Government, Crime and Justice Statistics, Mexico; America Latina Crime and Policy Network Meeting (AL CAPONE) Meeting, Argentina; Consejo de la Judicatura Evaluation Workshop, Ecuador; Forum Brasileiro de Seguranca Publica, Brazil; Regional Citizen Security Dialogue, Argentina; Inter-American Development Bank Development Effectiveness Seminar, US.
2015: American Society of Criminology 2015 Meetings, US; Inter-American Development Bank Crime Prevention Roundtable, Washington DC; Crime and Citizen Security Polices seminar, LICIP, Argentina; Evaluation of Public Policies Conference, Secretaria Nacional de Planificacion del Desarrollo del Ecuador, Ecuador; Inter-American Development Bank Institution for Development Research seminar, US; Ministry of Interior strategic meeting, Uruguay; Regional Citizen Security Dialogue, Ecuador. 
2014: Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy 2014 Symposium, George Mason University, US.
2013: Royal Economic Society 2013 Conference, UK; Norface Migration Conference, UK.
2012: Inter-American Development Bank Urban Infrastructure Upgrade Evaluation Workshop, Brazil.
2011: University College London, Students Upgrade Seminar, UK; Institute of Fiscal Studies, Evaluation of Development Policies workshop, UK; Inter-American Development Bank FOMIN Seminar, US.
 


teaching experience

2016: Evaluation of Judicial Policy Changes. Consejo de la Judicatura, Quito, Ecuador.
2015: Citizen Security Impact Evaluation Workshop (Joint J-PAL/IDB workshop with S. Galiani). 
Secretaria de Gobernacion (SEGOB), Mexico DF, Mexico.
2014/5: Impact Evaluation Workshop. Jamaican Ministry of National Security, Kingston, Jamaica.
2014: Labour Economics (graduate). TA for Prof. Stephen Machin, Department of Economics, University College London, UK.
2013: Macroeconomics for Policy (undergraduate). TA for Prof. Wendy Carlin, Department of Economics, University College London, UK.
2011: Mathematics for Economists (undergraduate). TA for Prof. Martin Cripps, Department of Economics, University College London, UK.
2010: Macroeconomics (graduate). TA for Prof. Orazio Attanasio, Department of Economics, University College London, UK.
2010: Mathematics for Economists (undergraduate). TA for Prof. Malcolm Pemberton, Department of Economics, University College London, UK.
2009: Applied Microeconometrics (STATA sessions) with Prof. Sebastian Galiani. June, 2009. LACEA Course in Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia.
2007-2009: Macroeconomics (undergraduate) TA for Prof. Daniel Heymann, Department of Economics, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2003-2009: Mathematics for Economics (undergraduate). TA and Coordinator of the course of Prof. Maria Teresa Casparri, Department of Economics, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.


languages

Spanish (native) - English (fluent) - German (advanced) - Hebrew (advanced) - Portuguese (intermediate) - French (beginner)


computer skills

Mathematics and Econometric Packages: Stata, Matlab, E-Views and R. - Crime analysis: CrimeStat - Spatial analysis: ArcGis, GEODA